God Bless America
Project info

2005 - 2006
God Bless America
In the series “God Bless America” covering seventeen American states, Ruud registers an adoration of the Stars & Stripes displayed by all ranks of society. A patriotic though simultaneously stifling form of patriotism which particularly owes its revival to the events of 9/11. The photos in this series are images which make the petty parochialism almost tangible. In more liberal cities and states however, that same ostentatious flagging is a mark of an almost anarchistic craving for freedom.